Due to COVID-19, some of the protocols have changed for Bomstad Dental. Currently, we do not allow patients to wait in the waiting room. We ask patients to wait in their vehicles and call us upon arrival. For your convenience, there is a sign in the parking lot with our telephone number on it. If you do not have a cell phone, mention to our staff what car you will be driving and they will watch for you to pull up. Once you call letting us know you have arrived, a staff member will come out to your vehicle to take your temperature and ask you some screening questions. After you have passed the temperature check and screening questions, your provider will come out to escort you through the building. We do ask you put a mask on as you walk through the building, so please bring one along. You will notice air purifiers in every room during your visit and you will also have extra suction in your mouth during your cleanings. Our providers will look a little different with face shields, extra masks and gowns, but they are still kind and caring despite their new look. Due to their “new look”, the office is a little chillier than normal to accommodate the extremely hot staff. If you get cold easily, we recommend dressing warmer for your visit. Although these are uncertain times, one thing you can be certain of is the same great care at Bomstad Dental. Rest assured health care providers have always used excellent sterilization techniques and we are no exception.
If you are feeling sick or have been around someone who has been sick, please reschedule. We ask that you also reschedule if you have traveled to a COVID-19 hot spot. Here is a list of COVID-19 symptoms to aid in your decision to cancel your appointment.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face